Fresno, the sixth-largest city in California, is located in the center of California’s Central Valley and is estimated to have a population of 486,171 people (2008). The city serves as the economic center of Fresno County and is known for housing several programs that specialize in the development of local and national businesses. Fresno is home to several affluent neighborhoods. Old Fig Garden, one of the city’s most prestigious neighborhoods, consists of approximately six square miles. Huntington Boulevard, created of homes from the early 20th centuries, is located in the Alta Vista Tract. Van Ness, considered the most prestigious neighborhood in Fresno, has the most expensive and elaborate houses. The city of Fresno boasts three large parks—Woodward Park, Roeding Park, and Kearney Park. Woodward Park, home to the Shinzen Japanese Gardens, is located in North Fresno. Roeding Park, which features the Chaffee Zoological Gardens, is in Downtown Fresno. Kearney Park is Fresno’s largest park system. All three are open to the public. For recreation, residents can enjoy a wide variety of natural sites and museums. The Fresno County Blossom Trail, which displays a wide variety of fruit trees in full bloom, and the Forestiere Underground Gardens, which features close to 100 underground chambers and passages, attract several tourists every year. The Fresno Art Museum and Fresno Metropolitan Museum are known for their highly educational and cultural displays. Different types of public transportation, including buses and railroad service, are available to all travelers.